Tim Pool is an enemy of the people.
I have no doubt that his desire to rile up nutjobs is both deliberate AND based on total ignorance of any fact-based history.
He chooses to be a surface skater so that he can be a propagandist.
There's absolutely no way that he knows anything about the Stasi other than the name.
The reason he avoids facts is to give himself a rationale for being a propagandist.